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South African Journal of Education

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Can curriculum managers’ reflections produce new strategies through Moodlei visions and resources?

Simon Bheki Khoza

Abstract


This article presents a critical action research of three curriculum managers (managers) who used Moodle visions to manage their school curriculum at a school in Durban, South Africa. The curriculum managers’ main aim of using Moodle was to improve teacher and learner performance. The purpose of the study was to explore the managers’ reflections on their use of visions of Moodle for curriculum management. The managers’ reflective journals, one-on-one semi-structured interviews, and focus group discussion were used for data generation. Purposive and convenience samplings were used to select the three most easily accessible participants. The managers’ reflections on curriculum management through Moodle visions (personal, social and professional) suggest new strategies for curriculum management (habitual, opinion and factual). The study concluded that the managers understood/learned new strategies of managing curriculum through their reflections on their use of visions for the use of Moodle. This article consequently recommends the use of Moodle visions for curriculum management and the incorporation of a reflective process to help managers to interrogate their past and present in order to generate new strategies to improve future management knowledge/skills.

Keywords: curriculum managers; factual; habitual; Moodle; opinion; reflection




http://dx.doi.org/10.15700/saje.v36n4a1317
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